ICO says TalkTalk didn’t do enough to stop criminals in Indian call centre from accessing huge amounts of customer dataTalkTalk has been fined £100,000 for a breach of the Data Protection Act that allowed scammers to access large amounts of customer data for use in phone-based phishing attacks.Customers started complaining in September 2014 they were receiving scam calls purporting to be from TalkTalk to solve a technical issue.The customers, who were told TalkTalk needed to conduct tests or fix a fault remotely, were then requested to download software that would give the criminals remote access to the computers.The attackers then attempted to change passwords or steal money.An Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation found that a portal used by customer service representatives had no measures in place to limit the amount of information a rogue employee could access or on what device it could be viewed on.
Yli 50-vuotiaat amerikkalaiset ovat valmiita maksamaan arviolta 56–145 dollaria päivässä siitä, että he välttävät kroonisen kivun tunteen.Euroiksi muunnettuina summa on 48–124 euroa päivässä.Tämä on johtopäätös Islannin ja Michiganin yliopistojen tekemässä tutkimuksessa, josta kertoo uutissivusto Quartz.Tutkimustulokset viittaavat siihen, että valmius maksaa kivun välttämisestä kasvaa tulotason mukaan, eli hyvätuloiset ovat valmiita maksamaan kivun välttämisestä enemmän kuin pienituloiset, tutkimuksen tekijät toteavat.Kysymys on kivun rahallisesta arvosta voi kuulostaa oudolta, mutta sillä on merkitystä, kun arvioidaan, kuinka paljon sairausvakuutus- ja terveydenhuoltojärjestelmien kannattaa sijoittaa rahaa kivunlievitykseen.Luonnollisesti myös mahdollisuudella elää kivuttomasti on iso merkitys yksittäisten ihmisten elämässä, joten jos osana terveyspolitiikkaa onnistutaan kehittämään taloudellisia ja toimivia tapoja lievittää kipua, monen ihmisen hyvinvointi parantuu.
Roads and highways are about to get more crowded with self-driving car prototypes.The latest company to join the race is Intel, the giant chipmaker, which said on Wednesday that it's building a fleet of 100 self-driving vehicles.The first cars will hit the streets by the end of the year, Intel said.The move follows Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, an Israeli based company that makes computer vision technology used for self-driving vehicles.The acquisition officially closed on Tuesday and Intel isn't wasting any time.The fleet of 100 cars will include multiple brands and vehicle types to show how the Intel and Mobileye technology can be used by different car makers and other potential customers.
the Man, who in an internal MEMO wrote that the lack of gender equality in the IT industry may be due to biological differences between the sexes, confirms in an email to the Reuters news agency that he sparkats.He claims that the justification he received through his post ”enforces gender stereotypes”.Google would not comment on the matter because it concerns an individual employee, notify the company.In an internal e-mail, as Reuters has taken part of, writes Google's ceo Sundar Pichai said that parts of the employee's posts violate the company's code of conduct and that it ”crossed the line” when it comes to ”harmful gender stereotypes”.Read more: Data: Google wanted to buy the Snap for the 240 billionkicked the man says that he is considering taking legal action against Google.
And in one respect, it is: It doesn't have an instrument cluster.Instead, the vehicle displays all information on a 15-inch, horizontal, touchscreen display mounted in the middle of the dashboard.There are two control stalks and a pair of multipurpose thumb wheels.Rumors had swirled for months that Tesla would make this move, but we now have confirmation.But the elimination of traditional interior elements in the Model 3 goes beyond the instrument cluster.In fact, Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla's chief designer, recently stressed that the interior was in many ways the most satisfying, innovative, and radical part of the Model 3.
Microsoft has dropped any mention of mobility from its strategic vision.The change emerged last week in Redmond's Form 10-K, the annual warts-and-all documents public companies are required to lodge with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.Microsoft's vision is usually outlined in a section of the 10-K titled either “Our vision” (2015-17) or “Our increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks” (2013-14).Here's the last five years' visions.A growing part of our strategy involves cloud-based services used with smart devicesIn July 2014, our leadership announced its strategic vision to compete and grow as a productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world.
Tens of thousands of bots have been built to do things like promote movies and sell chicken wings, but there’s also an entire league of bots created to help businesses grow and streamline tasks.Advobot was made by the creators of Visabot, whose bot helps people navigate the green card process for $150.As of last month, it had assisted more than 70,000 people in filing for visa permits, primarily supporting the kinds of visa permits likely to affect people working for startups in the United States.Tell the bot when you need to get started and the caliber of lawyer you’re able to afford, and a human project manager will return with recommendations.First hires are essential, but if you need to fill gaps in your young company’s staff needs, there’s a bot for that.Magic has been providing human personal assistant services by text message for years now.
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev to keep the Us president Donald Trump approved new sanctions trade war declared as against Russia.Trump accepted the sanctions provided for in the legislative package yesterday.Medvedev lists published on the subject in its position in the three result of Trump's decision."first, it will stop all the hope that we can improve between our U.S. executives.Secondly, it is a full-fledged trade war declared against Russia.Third, Trump's management has shown weaknesses in giving decision-making power to congress what the most humiliating way," Medvedev writes facebook in.
Motorola har introducerat Moto G5S och G5S Plus, vilka är uppgraderade upplagor av telefonerna som presenterades under Mobile World Congress i våras.En nyhet för Moto G5S är att enheten nu har en unibody-konstruktion i metall.Batteriet har utökats till 3000mAh och det sitter en 16MP-kamera med fasdetekterande autofokus på bakstycket.Skärmen är 5,2 tum stor med 1080p-upplösning.Mjukvaran drivs av Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 och 3GB RAM.G5S Plus har dubbla bakre 13MP-kameror och kan exempelvis skapa bokeh-effekter för porträtt.
If you frequently find yourself juggling between your email and a work messaging system like Slack, you may want to look into Redkix.Redkix is the latest communication tool vying for your attention — but instead of trying to kill off email, it is merging it with instant messaging.“Redkix is team messaging powered by email,” Oudi Antebi, co-founder and CEO of Redkix, told Digital Trends.“So we take the best of modern messaging and collaboration and the best of email, and we bring them together in a very unique way to build something from a completely new point of view.”At a quick glance, it is easy to mistake it for Slack — that is how similar it looks when compared to the popular messaging service.But Redkix’s killer feature is its ability to have 100 percent participation from email users because you don’t need to use Redkix to message someone on the service.
A day after Pinterest rolled out an update that put its visual search feature in the front-and-center of its app, Google announced it, too, is giving its visual search engine an upgrade.The company is today updating Image Search with a new feature that aims to connect web users with more than just a list of photos, as before – its results will also now highlight when there’s more to discover from the image in question.For example, it will inform you if there’s a recipe available or if the photo is of something you can buy, among other things.These newly augmented search results will be labeled with a badge that categorizes the image you’re viewing, and includes text that clarifies the action you can take.If you sought out a recipe, the badges will indicate if clicking through will take you to a page that has the recipe for the dish in question, or if the resulting page includes a video.Other queries may include badges for things like products you can shop or GIFs you can share.
For the first time, your piano can take your favorite music, analyze it, and help you learn it.Have you been meaning to learn the piano, but have a hard time knowing where to start?The new Yamaha Clavinova CSP may just be the answer for you.The new piano uses a series of “Stream Lights” above each key, together with an ingenious application for iPad, to analyze your favorite music and teach it to you, making it finally possible to play that perfect version of Elton John’s Rocket Man without a single formal lesson.The Clavinova CSP-150 and CSP-170 pianos are the first instruments that can scan audio songs, analyze the chord structure, and produce a piano score according to Yamaha, effectively making playing the piano into a more complex version of Guitar Hero.Most of the features of the new pianos — both compact upright models that can easily fit in a living room — are accessed via an app called Smart Pianist.
Merge is announcing that the Merge Cube is debuting exclusively this week in Walmart stores across the U.S.The Merge Cube costs only $15, and it is compatiblewith iOS and Android devices.The launch of the Merge Cube in Walmart stores follows the earlier launch of the company’s Merge VR/AR Goggles, which are $60 devices that are available in 5,000 stores worldwide.The Merge Cube will expand into other major retailers soon.With this first-of-its-kind product, people can experience the wonder and amazement of interacting with holographic, 3D content in a natural and intuitive way,” said Merge founder Franklin Lyons, in a statement .
Det kinesiska företaget China Merchants New Energy Group har nyligen avslutat den första fasen i byggandet av vad som antagligen måste kallas för världens gulligaste solkraftverk.Panda Power Plant ligger utanför den kinesiska staden Datong och är formad som Kinas nationaldjur jättepandan.När anläggningen är färdigbyggd kommer den att vara på 247 hektar och leverera 50 megawatt.När Panda Power Plant står klart ska det kunna leverera 3,2 miljarder megawatt-timmar de kommande 25 åren vilket man säger kommer att leda till att koldioxidutsläppen i landet minskar med 2,74 miljoner ton.China Merchants New Energy Group har planer på att bygga flera panda-solkraftverk i andra delar av Kina de kommande fem åren.När får Sverige sitt första älg-kraftverk?
The spyware had links to Equus Technologies and was only used in a targeted fashion.Spyware companies make a profit by developing sophisticated software that can stealthily bypass the security of computers, smartphones and tablets and, as a result, they are routinely contracted by well-funded governments, intelligence agencies and large corporations.Of course, vendors aren't always happy about someone hacking into their products and putting their customers at risk.Google, one of the most powerful technology firms in the world, just discovered a sophisticated new form of spyware hitting its Android operating system (OS)."Lipizzan is a multi-stage spyware product capable of monitoring and exfiltrating a user's email, SMS messages, location, voice calls and media," a Google blog post stated, published on 26 July."We have found 20 Lipizzan apps distributed in a targeted fashion to fewer than 100 devices in total and have blocked the developers and apps from the Android ecosystem.
Kreikassa on pidätetty 38-vuotias venäläismies, jota epäillään laajan noin kuusi vuotta kestäneen rahanpesuoperaation johtajaksi.Pidätys tehtiin yhteistyössä Yhdysvaltojen ja Kreikan viranomaisten kesken.Kiinniotetun hotellihuoneesta on takavarikoitu useita puhelimia, kaksi kannettavaa tietokonetta ja seitsemän tablettia.Yhdysvallat vaatii miestä luovutettavaksi ja vaatimuksen käsittely on vireillä.Kreikan poliisilla on oikeus pitää epäiltyä pidätettynä korkeintaan kahden kuukauden ajan.Rahaa on pesty bitcoin-transaktioiden kautta ainakin neljän miljardin dollarin edestä, alkaen vuodesta 2011.
Ebay this morning announced its plans to introduce new image search capabilities that will allow the company to better compete with the likes of Pinterest, Google and Amazon, all of which already support the use of photos in order to connect online shoppers with products of interest.There are two parts to eBay’s implementation of visual search: Image Search and Find It on eBay.With Image Search, eBay users can snap a photo with their phone or upload one from their camera roll to find listings on the site that match the item in the photo.The other, Find It on eBay, is a feature in the eBay app and on the mobile website which allows you to share images you find on the web, including on social media, and then “share” that image into eBay to find related listings.For shoppers, what this means is that the more people turn to image search to discover products across eBay’s catalog of over 1.1 billion items, the more the results will improve.“…eBay is at a technological advantage due to the rich set of user-generated images and item data we’ve accumulated through the years,” noted Noted Mohan Patt, VP of eBay’s Buyer Experience, in a statement about the launch.
At MIPT, the DeepHack.Turing sci-hack summer school has begun.The participants will spend a week designing competing models that analyze text to differentiate between human and machine input in a dialogue.For those wishing to join in the fun: Anyone can help the researchers create better artificial intelligence by talking to chatbots.According to Mikhail Burtsev, the head of the Laboratory of Neural Networks and Deep Learning at MIPT, the availability of training data is critical to artificial intelligence research."When it comes to chatbot development, training data means real dialogues," he explains."That's why we're inviting everyone to have a conversation with the robot about some excerpts from Wikipedia in English.
Razer has announced a new pair of flagship gaming headsets with the Tiamat 7.1 V2 and the Tiamat 2.2 V2.First up the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is a long awaited sequel to the company's analog, true 7.1 surround sound PC gaming headset.It comes outfitted with 10 discrete drivers.That breaks down to five speakers per ear including a 40 mm subwoofer, 30 mm front (L/R) and center drivers and 20 mm rear and side surround drivers.Razer is one of the few companies that still delivers a truly analog surround sound headset, whereas others like the SteelSeries Siberia 840 and HyperX Cloud II produce a virtualized 7.1 sound profile.The Tiamat 7.1 V2 also comes with a new control unit that’s bulkier compared to the last model’s but should sit more securely on desks.
För fem år sedan omsatte nätapoteket Apotea (NTL) 35 miljoner kronor.Tillväxten har sedan dess gått i rekordfart.Nu redovisar bolaget sin försäljning för första halvåret i år.Totalt uppgår omsättningen till 692 miljoner kronor, en ökning med 55 procent jämfört med samma period i fjol.Det innebär att Apotea nu omsätter nästan lika mycket på en vecka som bolaget gjorde för hela året 2012.Läs mer: Sven Hagströmer storköper i Apotea